Nancy Giordano, Strategic Futurist, Founder/CEO

Nancy Giordano

Episode 9. In this week’s Trap,

Nancy Giordano joins us to discuss the future of “Leadering” (also the title of her new book). Her background of advising some of the top global brands such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Sprint, and Acumen, among others, led to her reputation of being one of the leading strategic futurists working today. More recently, Nancy’s interests have been drawn to the emerging era of radically different approaches to leading people in the context of disruptive technologies. Naturally, we discuss that interest on the Leadership Trap. As you’ll hear, Nancy is a high-intellect, rapid-thinking, deeply compelling leader who has her ear to the future. Her perspectives are laid out in convincing fashion in “Leadering”, which we highly recommend for anyone who wants to up their leadership game.

Biased in wonder and optimism, Nancy is a strategic futurist focused on building a safe, inclusive, thriving future. Believing we have a once in a generation opportunity to rethink, reimagine and reshape every industry and social construct we call life, she supports and champions those actively architecting bold solutions and guides the visionary leaders eager to meet this call. An active strategist working on horizon solutions, Nancy is eager to share her insights on emerging technologies and shifting cultural expectations in ways that get everyone deeply motivated by the possibilities…and confident to start building.

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead.

Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and guiding a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands. With growing conviction of what will (and needs to) shift, executives value her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the terrain ahead and guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

Nancy built a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA and for more than a decade has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company. Her current work dives deeply into the emerging intersection of tech, business and society.

Nancy has a rich history of advising and learning with some of the top companies in the world, including Nestle, Brinker International, The Coca Cola Company, Sprint and Acumen. More recently, she has helped build the team for an artificial intelligence start-up, produced a conference on the seven most disruptive technologies for enterprise, is board member for a non-profit trade organization focused on the future of retail, and is working with a leading fintech/martech provider to ensure the survival of community banks and credit unions nationwide. She also helping usher in the world of distributed applications and computing by championing emergent cryptographic technologies Holochain + Holo.

A frequent panelist at South by Southwest, global keynote speaker, Singularity University guest lecture, and world’s first TEDx licensee, Nancy is committed to advancing societal structures and new mindsets necessary to effectively harness the significant technology innovations heading our way… and ensure a safe and thriving future for us all.



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